Francisco De Goya y Lucientes (b. March 30, 1746, Fuendetodos, Spain--d. April 16, 1828, Bordeaux, Fr.), consummately Spanish artist whose multifarious paintings, drawings, and engravings reflected contemporary historical upheavals and influenced important 19th- and 20th-century painters.
Like Velazquez, Goya was a Spanish court painter whose best work was done apart from his official duties. He is known for his scenes of violence, especially those prompted by the French invasion of Spain. The series of etchings Los desastres de la guerra ("The Disasters of War", 1810-14) records the horrors of the Napoleonic invasion. His masterpieces in painting include The Naked Maja and The Clothed Maja (c. 1800-05). He also painted charming portraits such as Senora Sabasa Garcia.

For the bold technique of his paintings, the haunting satire of his etchings, and his belief that the artist's vision is more important than tradition, Goya is often called "the first of the moderns." His uncompromising portrayal of his times marks the beginning of 19th-century realism.

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Woman Hitting Another Woman with a Shoe - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Woman Hitting Another Woman with a Shoe
The Greasy Pole (La Cucana) - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
The Greasy Pole (La Cucana)
The Countess Of El Carpio - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
The Countess Of El Carpio
Blind Man Playing The Guitar - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Blind Man Playing The Guitar
Caprichos  Plate 44  They Spin Finely - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Caprichos Plate 44 They Spin Finely
Inquisition Scene - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Inquisition Scene
The Duchess of Alba Arranging Her Hair - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
The Duchess of Alba Arranging Her Hair
The Forge - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
The Forge
The Burial Of The Sardine - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
The Burial Of The Sardine
Witches Sabbath (The Great He-Goat) - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Witches Sabbath (The Great He-Goat)
Caprichos  Plate 24  Nothing Could Be Done About It - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Caprichos Plate 24 Nothing Could Be Done About It
Caprichos  Plate 17  It Is Nicely Stretched - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Caprichos Plate 17 It Is Nicely Stretched

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